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Versatile songwriter Holly Williams does her pedigree proud

Holly Williams comes from a dynasty in American music — starting with her grandfather, the iconic country singer-songwriter Hank Williams (she’s the daughter of Hank Jr.). But her pedigree is the last thing you think of when you hear her latest album, “The Highway,” a collection of forlorn ballads and story songs about life’s ups and downs.

After her doctor ordered her to go on vocal rest, Williams recently answered a few questions over e-mail in advance of her opening set for Jewel at the Wilbur Theatre on Tuesday.

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